The Calgary Flames will host the Carolina Hurricanes in an inter-conference tilt Saturday afternoon from the Scotiabank Saddledome. The Hurricanes were silenced in a 1-0 road loss to the Canucks on Thursday night, and the Flames filed a 4-2 home win over the Maple Leafs on Thursday night. The Hurricanes tallied a 2-1 home win over the Flames in the lone meeting this season.
Hurricanes Shut Out to End Winning Streak
The Carolina Hurricanes will resume a five-game road trip in this one. They own a 1-1 record through the first two games and had a three-game winning streak end in a 1-0 road loss to the Canucks on Thursday night.
Andrei Svechnikov had his three-game point streak evaporate in Thursday’s loss to the Canucks. Overall, the 19-year old right-winger is having a great year in his second season, leading the team with 34 points. Svechnikov scored two goals in the Flames win against the Hurricanes earlier this season. Sebastian Aho is having a great month and he has racked up seven points in his last three games. The 22-year old left-winger has tallied 18goals along with 11 assists. Carolina has fared well on the road where they own a 9-6-2 record on the year.
The Hurricanes continue to give both netminders playing time. Mrazek got the start in Thursday’s win, and he owns a terrific 2.52 GAA and a .906 save percentage to go along with a 13-6-2 record. Reiner has put up a 2.62 GAA and a .918 save percentage in 12 games on the year. Carolina is scoring an average of 3.3 goals, good for seventh in the NHL. They are allowing an average of 2.7 goals, placing them 10th overall.
Flames Extend Winning Streak to Seven Games
The Calgary Flames remain one of the hottest teams in the NHL. They have won seven consecutive games highlighted by a scoring barrage, and also have a 10 game point streak. The Flames rallied for a 4-2 home win over the Maple Leafs on Thursday night.
Johnny Gaudreau is heating up which is great news for the Flames, recording five points in his last five games. The six-year veteran left-winger is having a subpar season for his standards, logging only nine goals along with 17 assists. Gaudreau tallied an assist in the loss to Carolina earlier this season. Sean Monahan has a ton of momentum, netting six points on the month. The 25-year old center has overtaken the team lead in points with 28 on the year. Calgary features a stellar 10-3-2 record on home ice.
The Flames will likely send David Rittich to the crease in this one after he earned the win on Thursday night. The 27-year old goalie is having a decent year, posting a 2.71 GAA and a .914 save percentage accompanied with a 15-7-4 record. Calgary is averaging 2.7 goals per game, ranking them 23rd in the NHL. They are allowing an average of three goals, positioning them 14th overall.
The Carolina Hurricanes are:
- 2-8 in their last 10 games in Calgary.
The top supporting trends found on covers.com are: The Calgary Flames are:
- 7-0 in their last 7 games overall.
- 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on one day of rest.
- 4-0 in their last 4 home games.